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Lakefront Trail Closed As 16-Foot, ‘Battering’ Waves Expected To Hit Chicago

The waves are expected to erode the shoreline and create "dangerous conditions," including flooding of low-lying roads and bike paths like the Lakefront Trail.

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Christkindlmarket Mugs Are Back — And This Year’s Collectible Features The Chicago Skyline

Christkindlmarket is celebrating its 25th anniversary by also releasing a limited-edition ornament. The market returns Nov. 19.

Citywide

A Brewery With Wine-Beer Hybrids Is Opening Friday In The South Loop

Tyler Davis, a brewer of 12 years, is opening Duneyrr Artisan Fermenta Project and Moderne Dune, which replaces Motor Row Brewery.

South Loop

7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.

Citywide

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

Chicago Sky Celebrate First Championship With Triumphant Parade, Rally In Millennium Park: ‘We Did It, Y’all’

“Remember the seat you’re sitting in right now,” coach James Wade said to the crowd. “Because you’re going to be sitting in the same one next year.”

Downtown

An Art Exhibit On Bipolar Disorder Is Coming To River North This Weekend

The exhibition will feature work from a variety of artists — including Chicagoans Kelly Mathews and Victoria Loeb — to raise awareness of bipolar disorder.

Downtown

Chicago Sky Parade And Rally Kicks Off Tuesday. Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Expect the entire crew — including star Candace Parker, a Naperville native — to show up for Tuesday's celebration.

Downtown

Candace Parker And The Chicago Sky Celebrated WNBA Title With A Portillo’s Takeout Run

Candace Parker's go-to Portillo's order: a fish sandwich with cheese, a jumbo chili cheese dog without onions, large fries, a chocolate cake shake and a piece of cake.

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WNBA Stars Candace Parker, Allie Quigley Came Up In Chicago Area. Now, They’re Powering Sky’s Championship Run

Parker was a high school star in Naperville, while Quigley became one of DePaul's best players. Now, they're on a mission to win Chicago's first WNBA title.

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The Field Museum Needs Your Help This Weekend To Catalog And Share Its Massive Collection

The effort is part of WeDigBio, where members of the public get to review Field specimens and enter information about them into an online database.

Downtown

Chicago Sky Sell Out Stadium For Game 3 — And Are Inspiring Women And Girl Hoopers: ‘I Can Do What The Sky Are Doing’

Women's basketball often gets overlooked, fans say, but the Sky are commanding Chicago's attention — and inspiring young players to pursue their hoop dreams.

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‘The Office Experience,’ Where You Can Recreate Scenes From The Classic Sitcom, Opens Friday

Michael's office, Dwight's car and Pam's desk are some of the iconic settings recreated at The Office Experience.

Downtown

Chicago’s Only All-Asian Volleyball Team Hopes To Make Noise At This Weekend’s Chinese 9-Man National Tournament

Chicago United is an upstart team that has brought together athletes across the city to play a sport distinctly rooted in Chinese American tradition.

South Loop

Here’s How To Support Black-Owned Restaurants In Bronzeville, The South Loop This Month

The Blacktober virtual food fest is back with more than 50 Black-owned restaurants offering sweet deals this month.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Museum Of Ice Cream Opening On Mag Mile — And It’ll Have A ‘Sprinkle Pool’

The "museum" will feature 14 sweet-themed installations, including a "sprinkle pool" and putt putt, as well as historical ice cream memorabilia, shops, a cafe and a bar.

Downtown

Riverwalk Visitors Can Enjoy Fall With Special Events, Programs Throughout October

The Riverwalk is hosting Fall Festival, which will include a Halloween costume party, pumpkin patch and Oktoberfest celebrations.

Downtown

Environmentalist Muslims Are Making Chicago’s Mosques Greener Through A New Program

The Chicago Muslims Green Team is launching the Green Mosque Program, which will start by helping the Downtown Islamic Center reduce its energy use.

Citywide

Bring Your Pets To South Loop’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals Sunday

Grace Episcopal and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches will host the worship service and the offerings will be donated to Friends of Petraits Rescue.

South Loop

Bears Reportedly Sign Purchase Agreement For Arlington Racetrack As Plan To Bolt For Suburbs Gains Steam

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is still trying to keep the Bears in Soldier Field. "Our door in City Hall remains open."

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